Odd eggs

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bobwhitekeeper, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. bobwhitekeeper

    bobwhitekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone know why I am getting strange shaped eggs from my Italian quails. (You can see the odd shaped ones on the left compared to one of the normal ones)
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics might help :)
     
  3. bobwhitekeeper

    bobwhitekeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    It's not uploading the picture.
     
  4. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wierd
     
  5. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are too new with forum to post pix yet....
     
  6. bobwhitekeeper

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    How long do I have to be a member before I can post pictures
     
  7. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Egg characteristics can be manipulated by managing genetics. Are the italians laying the same shape of egg every time? Is more round than normal or more pointy? Serious breeders will cull birds that produce odd shaped eggs since poorly shaped eggs can affect the ability of a chick to hatch. That said make sure they are laying the same shape consistently before deciding to cull any.
     
  8. bobwhitekeeper

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    They are laying a more pointy longer egg that is sometimes cracked they are laying one a day like this
     
  9. dc3085

    dc3085 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here is a pic of the egg in question.
     
  10. KyleD.

    KyleD. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally just hatched a Jumbo from an egg that looked exactly like that. Had a cracked look to the shell, you really would have thought it ws about to bust open...my healthiest most active chick came from that egg. Going back to what the OP said, in ya'lls eyes is there anything of concern about a hen laying that consistently?
     

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